Covenant Scots Win Sixth Straight

Friday, January 11, 2013
Senior Sam Bowman scored eight second half points and led the Covenant men's basketball team with 11 total points to lead the Scots to their sixth straight win with a 64-53 victory over visiting Berry on Thursday night.

Bowman finished 4-of-5 from the floor and just missed a double-double with nine rebounds, five of which came in the second half. T.J. Cox and Jon DeVries each added nine points.

The win for Covenant is its sixth in a row as the Scots move to 10-5 overall. Covenant had not won double digits games in a season since the 2005-06 team went 14-18 overall.

Berry drops to 3-10 on the season.

The Scots used a huge 15-0 scoring run in the first half to seize control of the contest. Covenant trailed 16-12 after Berry's Jake Wright buried a jumper with 9:40 left in the period. Over the next six minutes, Covenant used pressure defense and timely baskets from DeVries, Damien Chaney, Colton McGriff, Bowman, and Bryant Engbers to take a 27-16 lead with 3:20 remaining. Covenant would go into the halftime break up 33-26.

Berry responded early in the second half to tie up the score at 38-38 on a Mac Howard jumper with just under 14 minutes left. Both teams would trade baskets over the next several minutes.

Covenant would take the lead for good on a free-throw from Rosbie Mutcherson that broke a 48-48 tie with 7:04 left. Cox all but ended any chance of a Berry comeback with a driving layup at the 2:49 mark that gave the Scots a 57-49 lead.

The Scots connected on 42.4 percent (25-59) from the field, but made 4-of-10 from 3-point land, 10-of-13 foul shots, and outrebounded Berry 44-33. Berry managed just 33.3 percent (18-54) shooting and 5-of-16 from 3-point territory.

Berry was led by Lee McCloud's 14 points, including 4-of-5 from downtown, while Jonathan Abrams added 13 points and four assists. Mac Whalen had a game-high five assists, while Lake Graham grabbed seven rebounds.

Covenant will look to keep its winning streak alive when they visit rival Maryville on Wednesday, January 16. Tip-time is slated for 8 p.m. The Scots return home on January 19 against Florida Christian at 3 p.m.


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